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Vatican officials have arrested an Italian monsignor who was recalled from service at the apostolic nunciature in Washington in August 2017 under suspicion of possessing or distributing child pornography.
Catholic leaders decried the Senate's rejection of compromise legislation to protect Dreamers, and the role that the Trump administration played in discouraging consensus.
Distinctly Catholic: Auxiliary bishop appointments, climate change questions, and the synod on young people are sure to be among the most important stories and dynamics this year.
The U.S. bishops discussed immigration, racism and other social justice issues in Baltimore, but more needs to be done to effect change, say some bishops and observers.